Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pancreatic cancer

Elderly

Painless jaundice (cancer head of pancreas, obstructing bile flow)

Upper abdo  pain, radiating to the back (cancer originating from the body or tail of pancreas)

weight loss

Abdo mass

steatorrhea

+/- pruritus



risk factors: Family history, Elderly, smoking, obesity, DM

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